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Song Idea: Poem & Song Compared (Part III)

Posted by on Feb 22, 2009 | 0 comments

Song Idea Finale   Now that we’ve looked at several aspects of both the song and the poem, we’ll put together the final...

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Direct Address: Sting “Be Still My Beating Heart”

Posted by on Feb 15, 2009 | 1 comment

I’m currently helping a friend with a set of lyrics, and something very interesting came up. The song is direct address, but not to...

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Song Idea: Poem & Song Compared (Part II)

Posted by on Feb 15, 2009 | 0 comments

Song Analysis Of The Song Idea!   I used the Song Analysis exercise to get a better handle on what is going on in the song and the...

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Song Idea: Poem & Song Compared (Part I)

Posted by on Feb 7, 2009 | 0 comments

Song Idea – Is It An Idea?   One of your biggest challenges as a songwriter is findingĀ an original angle on a song idea. In his...

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Adele “Chasing Pavements”

Posted by on Feb 1, 2009 | 1 comment

A recent comment on the blog got me thinking. The comment was downplaying the songwriter’s lyrics, mentioning they sounded as if...

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Song Plugging: What Is It?

Posted by on Jan 21, 2009 | 0 comments

There’s a great overview of song plugging and song pluggers on entitled “The Five Key Steps to Song...

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Poetry and Songwriting: Two Examples

Posted by on Jan 11, 2009 | 0 comments

Poetry and songwriting come from the same stock – language. Here are two examples of how you can quickly, and easily set a literal...

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